INSIGHTS DAILY CURRENT AFFAIRS + PIB SUMMARY- 2 April 2020

Check our New Video Initiative – InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis(I CAN) Click here Table of Contents: GS Paper 2: 1. Price Monitoring & Resource Unit (PMRU). 2. J&K domicile rules. 3. Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks.   GS Paper 3: 1. Anti-smog guns.   Facts for Prelims: 1. Patriot air defence missiles. …

Anti-smog guns

Topics Covered: Pollution related issues. Anti-smog guns What to study? For Prelims: How anti smog guns work? For Mains: Need for and significance, concerns associated with Delhi Air pollution. Context: Anti-smog guns installed at 14 large project sites in Delhi. Background: On January 13, the Supreme Court had said that anti-smog guns should be mandatory …

Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks

Topics Covered: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Counter cyclical capital buffer (CCyB) for banks What to study? For Prelims: Meaning of CCyB, about Basel Norms. For Mains: Need for these measures and their significance. Context: Reserve Bank has deferred implementation of countercyclical …

J&K domicile rules

Topics Covered: Functions and responsibilities of the Union and the States, issues and challenges pertaining to the federal structure, devolution of powers and finances up to local levels and challenges therein. J&K domicile rules What to study? For Prelims: What is Domicile? Recent changes. For Mains: Significance and implications of these changes, criticisms surrounding. Context: …

Insights into Editorial: Farmers may not be infected but are certainly affected

    Introduction: The agriculture labour market has already been massively impacted. Not allowed to work in groups, 30 million agricultural labourers, who survive on their daily income, are without work. The situation has been aggravated in many parts of the country where there are specialized farm practices which are usually done by the manual …

QUIZ – 2020: Insights Current Affairs Quiz, 2 April 2020

Check our New Video Initiative – InstaDaily Current Affairs and News Analysis(I CAN) Click here The following quiz will have 5-10 MCQs. The questions are mainly framed from The Hindu and PIB news articles. This quiz is intended to introduce you to concepts and certain important facts relevant to UPSC IAS civil services preliminary exam 2018. …

[Insights Secure – 2020] Daily UPSC Mains Answer Writing Practice: 2 April 2020

Click on EACH question to post/upload you answers. How to Follow Secure Initiative? How to Self-evaluate your answer?  INSIGHTS NEW SECURE – 2020: YEARLONG TIMETABLE   General Studies – 1   Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Examine how India’s poor are likely to tremendously bear …

You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zilla. You have been given Responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 Gram Panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these Panchayats you notice that your predecessor had wrongly measured many works, and in many cases he had approved works that never existed. One day few elected members of that Panchayat with bundle of job cards come to you to seek ‘sanction’ for the works done by them. When enquired, they reveal that they were contractors who had completed works under MGNREGA. When you reject their demand, they threaten you and tell you that the previous EO was made to quit his job because he didn’t listen to them. This is your first job and is very important to sustain your family. There have been precedents in the past that some officials were beaten to death in some parts of the Zilla. What will you do in this situation? Explain in detail citing rules from MGNREGA Act.

Topic:  Case study 7 . You are working as an Execution officer (EO) in a Zilla. You have been given Responsibility to measure MGNREGA works undertaken by 3 Gram Panchayats. You have authority to give administrative sanctions to all MGNREGA works. In one of these Panchayats you notice that your predecessor had wrongly measured many …

Write a short note on Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF).

Topic:  Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation. Disaster and disaster management. 6. Write a short note on Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF). (250 words)  Reference:  The Hindu Why this question: Congress leaders on Monday questioned the setting up of the PM CARES …

India has addressed the China factor well and must now continue its efforts to curb the global health crisis. Elucidate.

Topic:  Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests. Effect of policies and politics of developed and developing countries on India’s interests, Indian diaspora. 5.  India has addressed the China factor well and must now continue its efforts to curb the global health crisis. Elucidate.(250 words) Reference:  The Hindu Business …

Part IV of the Indian Constitution has great value as it provides for social and economic democracy. In light of the above statement, discuss the importance and limitations of this part of the constitution.

Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. 4. Part IV of the Indian Constitution has great value as it provides for social and economic democracy. In light of the above statement, discuss the importance and limitations of this part …

Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. Comment in the context of India.

Topic:  Indian Constitution—historical underpinnings, evolution, features, amendments, significant provisions and basic structure. Comparison of the Indian constitutional scheme with that of other countries. 3. Proliferation of Ministries and Departments in the government not only leads to weak coordination and integration but also fragmentation of functions. Comment in the context of India.(250 words) Reference: Indian Polity …

What were the major reformist and revivalist movements in 19th century India? How they were similar to, or different from each other? Discuss with suitable examples their relevance in the contemporary times.

Topic:  Modern Indian history from about the middle of the eighteenth century until the present- significant events, personalities, issues. 2. What were the major reformist and revivalist movements in 19th century India? How they were similar to, or different from each other? Discuss with suitable examples their relevance in the contemporary times.(250 words) Reference: Hindustan …

Examine how India’s poor are likely to tremendously bear the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures being taken to limit its spread. Suggest measures to decrease this impact.

Topic:  population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. 1. Examine how India’s poor are likely to tremendously bear the burden of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures being taken to limit its spread. Suggest measures to decrease this impact.(250 words) Reference: The Hindu Why this question: The author …

DAY – 18(InstaTest-18): Insta 75 Days Revision Plan-2020: Topic – Polity, Subject-wise Test 9, Text book based Test 14, November-2019 CA

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